Papertrail vs Splunk Cloud

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Papertrail vs Splunk Cloud: What are the differences?

Developers describe Papertrail as "Hosted log management for servers, apps, and cloud services". Papertrail helps detect, resolve, and avoid infrastructure problems using log messages. Papertrail's practicality comes from our own experience as sysadmins, developers, and entrepreneurs. On the other hand, Splunk Cloud is detailed as "Easy and fast way to analyze valuable machine data with the convenience of software as a service (SaaS)". If you're looking for all the benefits of Splunk® Enterprise with all the benefits of software-as-a-service, then look no further. Splunk Cloud is backed by a 100% uptime SLA, scales to over 10TB/day, and offers a highly secure environment.

Papertrail and Splunk Cloud can be primarily classified as "Log Management" tools.

Some of the features offered by Papertrail are:

  • Intuitive Web-based log viewer
  • Powerful command-line tools
  • Long-term archive (S3)

On the other hand, Splunk Cloud provides the following key features:

  • Splunk Cloud delivers all the features of award-winning Splunk® Enterprise, as a cloud-based service. The platform provides access to various apps and enables centralized visibility across cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments
  • Instant: Instant trial and instant conversion from POC to production
  • Secure: Completed SOC2 Type 2 Attestation*. Dedicated cloud environments for each customer

"Log search" is the primary reason why developers consider Papertrail over the competitors, whereas "More powerful & Integrates with on-prem & off-prem" was stated as the key factor in picking Splunk Cloud.

Instacart, StackShare, and Product Hunt are some of the popular companies that use Papertrail, whereas Splunk Cloud is used by All Events in City, SendHub, and Authy. Papertrail has a broader approval, being mentioned in 243 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Splunk Cloud, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Papertrail
Pros of Splunk Cloud
  • 85
    Log search
  • 43
    Easy log aggregation across multiple machines
  • 43
    Integrates with Heroku
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    Simple interface
  • 26
    Backup to S3
  • 19
    Easy setup, independent of existing logging setup
  • 15
    Heroku add-on
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    Command line interface
  • 1
    Alerting
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    Good for Startups
  • 7
    More powerful & Integrates with on-prem & off-prem
  • 3
    Free
  • 3
    Powerful log analytics
  • 1
    Pci compliance
  • 1
    Production debugger

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Cons of Papertrail
Cons of Splunk Cloud
  • 2
    Expensive
  • 1
    External Network Goes Down You Wont Be Logging
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    What is Papertrail?

    Papertrail helps detect, resolve, and avoid infrastructure problems using log messages. Papertrail's practicality comes from our own experience as sysadmins, developers, and entrepreneurs.

    What is Splunk Cloud?

    If you're looking for all the benefits of Splunk® Enterprise with all the benefits of software-as-a-service, then look no further. Splunk Cloud is backed by a 100% uptime SLA, scales to over 10TB/day, and offers a highly secure environment.

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